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News Roundup – September 8, 2016

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — September 8, 2016

In Case You Missed It - Open Source: Supplyframe DesignLab video series, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Spokeo Ranks on Inc. 5000 List, and more.

In Case You Missed It!


Open Source: Supplyframe DesignLab video series!

The Supplyframe DesignLab opened its doors this July to four creative resident teams building hardware projects in Art, Design, Technology, and Science. The new series “Open Source” follows DesignLab residents step by step in their creations. WATCH HERE

Bulletproof Biohacking Conference

The 4th Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference will take place on September 23-25 at the Pasadena Convention Center. You’ll get to play with the latest biohacking technology and attend lectures from world-class speakers on topics like exercise, sex, relationships, nutrition, spirituality, and more. LEARN MORE


Spokeo Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

Spokeo, a leading people search engine, was named to the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. The list honors the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S and represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Spokeo has a three-year revenue growth of 246 percent, which secured its placement as number 1,550 on the list. READ MORE

Bill Gross and Edisun Microgrids Launch PV Booster

Edisun Microgrids, Inc., a company created at Idealab, the technology incubator behind innovative solar companies announced the launch of PV Booster™, the only dual-axis solar tracker strategically designed and built for the commercial and industrial rooftop sector. READ MORE

The Key to Entrepreneurial Success: Grit

Over half of start-ups face the reality of closing up shop early on after they launch. The business model that lives on limited resources and no guarantee of sticking around is the nature of the beast, but according to the entrepreneurs of Pasadena’s Sellbrite, all it takes is ‘grit’. Co-Founder Brian Nolan believes grit is a skill that can be developed and is sure to get business owners through these inevitable times and is proven to be a more predictive indicator of success. READ MORE


Caltech Astronomers Have Created a Simulation of Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

Astronomers have created the most detailed computer simulation to date of our Milky Way galaxy’s formation, from its inception billions of years ago as a loose assemblage of matter to its present-day state as a massive, spiral disk of stars. The simulation solves a decades-old mystery surrounding the tiny galaxies that swarm around the outside of our much larger Milky Way. READ MORE

JPL's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby on Saturday

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter on Saturday. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 6:44 a.m. when Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. At the time, Juno was traveling at 130,000 mph (208,000 kilometers per hour) with respect to the planet. READ MORE

Around Town

Pasadena Fire Department Needs Your Help!

As part of Pasadena Fire Department’s strategic planning process, the department is conducting a business satisfaction survey to make sure they are meeting the needs and expectations of the business community. The following link will take you directly to the survey website designed specifically for the Pasadena business owners:

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and the results are completely confidential. Thank you in advance for participating. Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact Cindy Allen,

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